Monday, July 30, 2007

Craftsman Brewery: Orange Grove Ale

Though I've never actually found this beer in stores, it appears prevalent around Pasadena and downtown LA. Unfortunately, it's usually sold out. Craftsman is a small brewing company based in Pasadena that was formerly run out of some guy's garage, until it got too big and they moved to some storage unit somewhere.

Orange Grove Ale is a fruit beer, brewed with Valencia oranges. Upon first taste it feels similar to a Hefeweizen, but its surprisingly lighter. It's also crisp: the orange flavor dies out quickly upon sipping, at which point the drinker is treated to a salvo of hops and malt. It's a beer that your girlfriend would probably like, but you wouldn't feel like a pussy drinking it with her.

It's also worth checking out Craftsman's other brews, particularly their IPA. Tasty shit!

Available at select bars throughout the Pasadena area (including Lucky Baldwin's) and a handful downtown.

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